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Karl Trygve Kalleberg wrote:
> Hi gang,
> we're freezing the Java package set in the Portage tree, effective
> immediately. This means that no new Java packages will go into the tree
> unless they fix security issues.
> This is done to "flush our pipeline" before the upcoming 1.5 migration.
> During the freeze, we intent do stabilize as many of the unstable
> (~arch) packages as necessary, and wipe the rest.
> This will allow us to move a new generation of 1.5-aware packages into
> ~arch, and this will finally lead to complete support for 1.3, 1.4 and
> 1.5 (plus 1.6 when it's released) on Gentoo.
> It is difficult to predict exactly how long the freeze will last, but
> expect at least six weeks.
> Further information will be available on how to help test the 1.5
> migration overlay. Broader testing helps us get through this as quickly
> and painlessly as possible.
> -- Karl T
Just to clarify slightly... This freeze also includes version and
revision bumps for existing packages, not just the adding of new packages.
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